Friday, February 29, 2008

Yet Another Reason To Marry* A Knitter

It's not just about the handknit socks and using the yarn as insulation...


Sometimes, knitters fix things too!

My dad gave Mr. Happy this sweater for Christmas. It's from a nice store, but apparently that nice store has "seam" issues. A few minutes after that photo was taken, I had nicely repaired the sweater with some yarn. Easy peasy.

The downside of this repair job? We showed my SIL and then she asked me to repair her sweater... which just happened to be from the same store as Mr. Happy's sweater. I'm pretty sure I can fix her sweater too, but I'm going to have to wait for the daytime as it's fine yarn and it's a black sweater.

It's not really a downside. I'm more than happy to fix my SIL's sweater. She's a sweetie. I'm just worried that word might spread...

...does anyone know where I can find a darning egg?
*or become otherwise romantically entangled with


  1. I got one online somewhere--there are lots out there. I still regret not picking up my gran's darning egg when she gave me all her knitting stuff before she died though.

  2. Anonymous10:08 a.m.

    I don't really know how to darn well. That's probably a blessing in disguise.

    I am quite the wiz at patching jeans now, though. Don't tell anyone.

  3. Anonymous1:43 a.m.

    Yah for the much maligned light bulb!

    For all that it is so environmentally unfriendly, it certainly has an advantage over the new "bulbs" that look like a scribble stuck in an outlet.

    Happy knitting (and darning)
    janeyknitting AT yahoo DOT ca

  4. Try The Loop on Barrington they have all kinds of interesting wooden things made by this guy They do have some Maritime made things too. has one

  5. Uh...what's a darning egg? I've never heard of such a thing (going to check the rest of the internet)...

  6. There are so many perks to hitching up with a knitter! Not just the ability to work well with our hands (is that too dirty for blogger?)

    I know that Dave thought I was going through an early granny stage when I started. Now that he has realized that there will be many sweaters, socks and hats in his future he is thrilled, though oh so annoying with his constant requests... lol